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How much does a move cost in Melbourne?
How we charge
How long will my move take
Each move is different and therefore it’s difficult to give an exact quote without viewing the job. Please read on to see the main factors contributing to the duration of a job and some averages from 1000’s of moves carried out over the last decade.
Main factors affecting the duration of a move:
Average move times
Please use this as a guide. Each move is different and this may not be indicative of your particular move.
What size truck do i need?
Cheap removalists Melbourne
Don't risk it with cheap movers
Compromising on a quality can sometimes mean your move costing more than it should or adding to the stress of the moving process. Instead, check out a few simple tips & tricks below to save on your next move.
Moving horror stories we hear all too often
Most people we talk to have had an unpleasant moving story when hiring cheap movers. The most common complaints are:
- Inexperienced movers
- Wrong sized truck sent without the right equipment
- Undisclosed charges at the end of a move
- Dragging out the job to make for the cheap hourly rate
- Damaged furniture or property
Read on to see some of the basic ways you can reduce the cost of moving without adding unnecessary stress to your move.
Before you move, it’s a good idea to declutter and get rid of any items you don’t need or want anymore. Donate, sell, recycle, dispose to reduce the amount of items that need to be moved.
Check our Moving Guide to find places in your local area where you get rid of unwanted items in a responsible manner.
Put everything into moving boxes so that your movers can easily stack them on trolleys, rather than carrying fiddly items and doing multiple trips between the truck and property unnecessarily.
Get the movers to focus on shifting the larger items while you take care of all the small bits and pieces. If you can do this before the big move, it will also make it easier for the removalists to carry out their work without much in their way.
Make it so movers can just come in and start loading without having to change between different tasks.
- Dismantle beds
- Remove legs from large tables
- Detach mirrors from dressers
You can also remove pipes from the washing machine
Reduce the distance between your property and the truck your removalists have to cover.
Get parking as close as possible to your property. Notify neighbours days or weeks in advance that a moving truck may be obstructing the driveway. For street parking, use bins, cones or your own vehicle to secure enough space for a large truck (2-4 car lengths).
Keep pathways clear to allow movers to move swiftly whilst loading and unloading the truck.
Keep children and pets out of harms way.
Use door stops to keep them open and prevent the wind from slamming them.
Bring light items or anything your can comfortably carry to the back of the truck. Your movers can then pick them off as needed.
More hands make light work.
Incentivise family and friends with food and drink to help with the move.
Get them to help bring items to the back of the truck for the removalists to pick off. (For safety reasons, we ask that they do not step into the truck)
Brunswick Moving guide
Moving from Brunswick
Before you move, it’s a good idea to declutter and get rid of any items you don’t need or want anymore. Here are some options for getting rid of your unwanted items:
If you have gently used items that you no longer need, consider donating them to a local charity. Some of the best-rated charities in Brunswick are:
If you have items that are still in good condition, you might be able to sell them online. Some popular buy and sell groups in Brunswick include:
For items that can’t be donated or sold, consider recycling them. Here are three websites that can help you find recycling options in Brunswick:
For items that can’t be donated, sold, or recycled, you’ll need to dispose of them. Check with your local council for information on hard rubbish collection in Brunswick. The Merri-bek Council website has information on their hard waste collection service.
At Simon’s Moving Service, we offer packing boxes for your convenience. Check out our packing boxes page for more information.
Alternatively, you can also purchase boxes from your local self storage facility.
Be sure to get sturdy moving boxes designed to be stacked.
If you need to store your belongings, we highly recommend the friendly team at Storage King in Brunswick East/Coburg.
They have internal and external storage space of all sizes. They also offer vehicle or caravan storage.
Address: 1-9 Moreland Rd, Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: (03) 8903 8950
Moving to Brunswick
Brunswick is known for its vibrant culture, arts scene, and multiculturalism. It’s home to a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as several parks and green spaces. Check out Visit Melbourne’s Brunswick page for more information.
To get into the Brunswick culture, check out Brunswick Daily, a hyperlocal website dedicated to discovering the people, businesses, and events in Brunswick.
SydneyRoad.com.au is focussed on showcasing the main shopping strip in Brunswick. You can also find events here.